Hurricane Irma Seems To Be Sucking Water From Shorelines

Hurricane Irma Seems To Be Sucking Water From Shorelines

An eerie video posted on Twitter by resident Kaydi_K shows a completely deserted Long Island beach missing several feet of water. Meteorologist say that low pressure in the center of the storm caused the seawater to be drawn upwards into itself and away from shorelines in the Bahamas beaches.

"I am in disbelief right now..."

The storm is so powerful that it has literally absorbed ocean water into its core enough that it dried out the ocean surrounding the Bahamas.

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     PHENOMENON Low tide combined with the strong winds resulted in the beach having no water
TWITTER PHENOMENON Low tide combined with the strong winds resulted in the beach having no water

She posted "There is no more ocean!"

With Hurricane Irma just starting to create her path of destruction in the U.S., social media users have been left baffled after footage shows the ocean essentially "disappearing".

Angela Fritz, The Washington Post's deputy weather editor, explained that the natural phenomenon is real and can occur during extremely powerful hurricanes.

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Irma is sucking water from shorelines and pulling it into the eye of the storm as it charts a path to the Florida coast. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none.

'In any case, this isn't the sign of a tsunami. The storm sucked the ocean dry near Long Island, Bahamas, as it continues to strengthen and touch ground in Florida.

The water in Long Island receded back so far, it exposed shells, buoys and even an anchor.

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The eyewall is now lashing the lower Florida Keys as it prepares to continue along the western coast clipping Naples and Fort Myers before it hits Tampa.

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